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  • eutr newsletter Noticias EUTR: junio a agosto de 2017

    Esta edición del boletín de Noticias EUTR ofrece información actualizada sobre la aplicación de la legislación europea en la lucha contra la tala ilegal, el Reglamento de la UE relativo a la comercialización de la madera (EUTR), entre junio y agosto de 2017.

  • Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco New Californian climate lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’ filed

    Another lawsuit against ‘Big Oil’ for the effects of climate change has been filed in California. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland, on behalf of the people of California are suing BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell over the company’s contribution to current and projected impacts from sea level rise in California

  • vintage dashboard oil pressure gauge Dieselgate, two years on: diesels “worse for climate”, not just health

    Diesel cars emit more carbon over their lifetime than petrol vehicles, according to top transport policy group.

  • Woman pouring sand looking for gold Better laws can help stop illegal forest conversion in Ghana – report

    ClientEarth has reviewed the current laws and regulations that govern forest conversion in Ghana and found that major problems like illegal deforestation and community land rights’ violations stem from laws that are not fit for purpose.

  • Two orca fins in black water Can eco-labels really save our marine life?

    The EU and the UK have introduced new measures to stop the growing amount of plastics ending up in our oceans. But how much will this help the growing crisis affecting our marine life?

  • Buildings and lights in dark with lake and mountains in shadow EU abandons leadership on access to justice on international stage

    The EU’s proposal not to adopt the UN’s findings that it is breaching international law by blocking EU court access in environmental matters has been rejected.

  • turbine against autumn treeline Wind and solar will be cheaper than burning wood for power by 2020 – report

    Environmental lawyers ClientEarth are calling for an end to subsidies to wood-burning facilities like Drax.

  • london eye Victory for UK environment as judge says cost rules must change

    Today’s victory means that claimants will no longer have to expose their private financial details in open court when applying for judicial review.

  • eutr newsletter EUTR News – June to August 2017

    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from June to August 2017.

  • Fog and haze of stream and trees in yellow sun European Commission makes formal request for financial penalties over Białowieża

    The European Commission has submitted a formal request to the Court of Justice of the EU to impose financial penalties over illegal logging in the Bialowieza Forest.

  • Coal Power Plant ClientEarth challenges Greece’s untouchable coal power permits

    ClientEarth and WWF Greece have filed a complaint against the Greek state for violating an international agreement by effectively making it impossible to challenge unlawful permits for many of the country’s coal-fired power plants.

  • Close up of blue and white fishing net for story saying New North Sea fisheries management plan confirms sustainability is a top priority New North Sea fisheries management plan confirms sustainability is a top priority

    Fisheries in the North Sea received a boost today, as European Parliament voted for catches to be sustainable at all times under a new management plan.

  • Big ben and tree at night for story about humiliating defeat for government as House of Lords rejects new court cost plan Humiliating defeat for government as House of Lords rejects new court cost rules

    Government suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Lords last night when peers voted in favour of Lord Marks’ regret motion on new cost rules for environmental cases.

  • running in autumn forest for story saying interim fines requested in legal fight over Bialowieza Forest Commission calls for fines as European Court of Justice hears case over illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest

    The Commission has today called on the EU’s most senior judges to impose fines on the Polish side for illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest, as the European Court of Justice was deliberating whether an emergency ban on logging in should be upheld.

  • Is your child playing in a Poisoned Playground?

  • Green and brown hills with path and grey sky Report: Ministers are misleading the public over Brexit bill, jeopardising UK environment

    Ministers are playing Russian roulette with the future of the UK’s environment

  • shipping containers EU Court to judge controversial investment rules in Canada trade deal

    Belgium has delivered on its promise to ask the European Court of Justice to rule on whether controversial investment tribunals set up by the EU-Canada trade deal contradict EU law.

  • Studen Kladenets Dam, Bulgaria Bulgarian proposals threaten environmental access to justice

    A coalition supported by ClientEarth has called on the European Commission to protect access to justice in Bulgaria in the face of new proposals from the country’s ruling party.

  • swans in the evening light Polish new Water Law remains detrimental for environment

    A new Water Law was signed this month by the Polish president. It is a response to the 2016 Court of Justice ruling that Poland had failed to implement Water Framework Directive. Although this new piece of legislation was meant to fully implement the EU law, it contains provisions that are likely to have a largely negative impact on the environment.

  • hurricane from space Extreme weather means more litigation risk for business and government

    With Hurricane Harvey battering Texas, a new report by ClientEarth warns that governments and business may be increasingly at risk of litigation for failing to prevent foreseeable climate-related harm to people and infrastructure.

  • coking plant ClientEarth launches action to close down polluting coking plant in Poland

    For years, local people have complained about the poor air quality in the area and the increasing incidence of cancer.

  • swiss mountains Who will enforce environmental laws after Brexit?

    The government’s new position papers leave much to be desired

  • forest Misleading environmental claims create liability risk

    Companies making false claims and commitments about their products might breach consumer protection laws, research by ClientEarth has found.

  • barcelona Pescado Sostenible en España

    ClientEarth tiene dos emocionantes oportunidades para un coordinador pragmático, diplomático y trabajador y un abogado para formar parte de nuestro nuevo proyecto: “Pescado Sostenible” en España.

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